Having just got back from the “nail-biting” event (Mike’s words, not mine) slash celebration held by Councilor Mike Allen and Mayor Melissa Blake, I can say I’m quite happy with tonight’s results. Not all my picks for council made it in, but 6 out of 7 on the evening is not bad. Eat your heart out Mansbridge.
While nothing is official at the time of this post (around 11:00pm on the 18th), Mix 103.7 has announced Blake as the winner in the Mayoral race (by a considerable margin if you ask me) and the winners in the Ward 1 are: Allen, Germain, Kirschner, Meagher, Scott & Thomas.
No matter the outcome, congratulations to all the candidates for showing such a strong field and for making it difficult for voters to make their choice.
Looking for the election results? The RMWB site has it broken down by Wards and by the Mayoral race: Election Results
But What About Voter Participation?
Reflection is needed on the voter participation – I’m looking forward to seeing the final numbers and how they stack up against the different census data for the region.
What are your thoughts? Are you happy with the turnout, sad, couldn’t be bothered either way? Drop a comment down below or let me know on Twitter through @myoilsands.
Posted in Election 2010, fort mcmurray
Tagged @MelissaForMayor, @Mix1037Radio, @rvthomas, Dave Kirschner, Don Scott, Melissa Blake, Mike Allen, Mike_Allen47, Mix 103.7, Phil Meagher, rmwb, Russell Thomas, Sheldon Germain
I am a dedicated husband and father and a fierce advocate of Wood Buffalo and the BIG SPIRIT that sets us apart from any other place on earth. For the past 15 years I have been a strong proponent of arts, culture and festivity and the role that celebration and expression play in building quality of life. A graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Wood Buffalo, I credit lessons learned and relationships built through that program as the seeds that blossomed into the creation of Events Wood Buffalo, an organization that grew out of the Fort McMurray interPLAY Society and is substantially enhancing special events and festivity in our region. A passionate leader at Keyano College, I believe that we can do so much more when we do things together. I love Wood Buffalo. It is our home and our future.
interPLAY by Events Wood Buffalo
Well tonight is the big kick-off for arguably the summer’s best activity in Fort McMurray – interPLAY! This will be my third interPLAY, and let me tell you, it seems to be getting better and better every year.
For those of you who have been following Russell Thomas through his Twitter feed, you know that the interPLAY team has been working madly behind the scenes to get the event ready for the community.